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EMC: End Of The Golden Era?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
EMC has enjoyed three decades as leader in storage, but is grappling with trends that are shaking up the storage industry, including all-flash arrays and white-box storage.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Building A Data-Centric Data Center
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, MellanoxCommentary
The final installment of this series examines the key elements required to accomplish rack-level optimization for a new data center architecture.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox,
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Cisco Invicta EOL Fueled By Mistakes And Misfortune
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
There are multiple reasons why Cisco's Whiptail acquisition failed, leading the company to discontinue its flash storage products.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Hyperconvergence: Redefining The Data Center
Azmi Jafarey, Network Computing AuthorCommentary
As optimized platforms for the virtualization era, hyperconverged systems are poised to radically transform the data center.
By Azmi Jafarey Network Computing Author,
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Cisco Drops Invicta All-Flash Storage Arrays
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Cisco's troubled venture into storage with its 2013 acquisition of Whiptail ends.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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How SSDs Can Reduce Server Costs
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Swapping out hard-disk drives for solid-state drives boosts server performance and reduces the need to buy new servers.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Re-Architecting Data Centers For The Data Explosion
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, MellanoxCommentary
Part two of this series looks at the shift to a new data center architecture and the role of networking technologies such as InfiniBand and RoCE.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox,
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6 Methods To Cut Data Storage Costs
Lazarus Vekiarides, CTO & Co-Founder, ClearSky Data
If your enterprise is struggling with spiraling storage, simply buying more capacity isn't the answer. Listen to your data and follow these guidelines.
By Lazarus Vekiarides CTO & Co-Founder, ClearSky Data,
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Putting The Data Back Into The Data Center
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, MellanoxCommentary
Data centers are shifting away from a compute-centric to a data-centric architecture in order to deal with the massive deluge of data.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox,
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Software-Defined Storage Vendors Leading The Pack
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
There's a lot of buzz about software-defined storage, but the market is just emerging. We pick five vendors that are leading the space.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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4 Keys To A Data Security Strategy
Paula Long, CEO & Co-Founder, DataGravityCommentary
Organizations must prepare for the inevitable security breach and focus on protecting sensitive corporate data. Here are some ideas to build on.
By Paula Long CEO & Co-Founder, DataGravity,
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Selecting Storage: Start With Requirements
Greg Schulz, Founder & Senior Analyst, StorageIOCommentary
There are lots of buzzwords on the storage scene these days. But don't even think about buying in until you truly understand your business' storage needs.
By Greg Schulz Founder & Senior Analyst, StorageIO,
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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Taking Off
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
US businesses are rapidly adopting hyperconverged systems as a way to streamline IT and storage operations, and in some cases as a bridge to software-defined storage, researchers find.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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6 SSD Myths Debunked
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Solid-state drives are still gaining traction, despite misconceptions that have dogged the technology. We separate fact from fiction.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Can Converged Infrastructure Help IT Get Its Mojo Back?
Colm Keegan, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
Traditional IT organizations are getting pushed aside by nimbler cloud providers. Converged and hyperconverged infrastructure can be the key to IT transformation.
By Colm Keegan Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Software-Defined Storage's Unexpected Impact
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
There's a lot of hype around software-defined storage, but integrated products that aim to provide SDS benefits via a hardware model may see the most traction.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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No SSD-HDD Price Parity Before 2020
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Howard Marks responds to a recent Network Computing blog arguing that SSD pricing is falling to hard-disk drive levels and putting HDDs on the road to obsolescence.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Hyperconvergence Hiccups
Frank Denneman, Technology Evangelist, PernixDataCommentary
Hypercoverged systems improve VM performance by using server flash for key storage functions, but have drawbacks. Separating storage performance from capacity overcomes these issues.
By Frank Denneman Technology Evangelist, PernixData,
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SSD Prices In A Free Fall
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
With the prices of solid-state drives expected to reach parity with hard-disk drives next year, are HDDs doomed?
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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3 Ways To Avoid Cloud Cost Overruns
Robbie Wright, Virtualization & Cloud Computing Strategist, CommvaultCommentary
Implementing cloud infrastructure is supposed to save money, but can lead to costly surprises if you're not careful.
By Robbie Wright Virtualization & Cloud Computing Strategist, Commvault,
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